SCHUNK has added the SPB Powerball to its modular robotics range of products. With the Powerball, it is possible to combine the movement of two axes into a single compact module. This module provides very high value of torques.
High torque values will be useful in applications such as service robots, lightweight arms and other applications that require part handling services. The Powerball replaces the need for two rotary modules for achieving two degrees of freedom. An individual arm can be configured using the Powerball to provide six degrees of freedom thereby, saving much space and the ball joint in the Powerball provides advanced handling abilities.
The Powerball consists of two servo axes that are integrated with each other for providing torque values from 35 to 64 Nm with angle of rotations between -170 to +170° for providing flexible operating cycles. The position and speed of the application can be adjusted with ease. With the help of quick-change system and the plug connectors for transmitting the signal, one can easily operate the device by following the Plug and Play method. The electronics and integrated control, which is driven by a 24 V direct current are ideally suited for mobile and decentralized applications. Due to the seamless integration with SCHUNK’s modular range and the CAN communication interface integration with existing control concepts is a hassle free affair. Robot structures that require many degrees of freedom can be made with minimal design and programming concepts. Using the Viro-Con configuration the entire system can be configured using individual modules and the suitability check can be performed for the chosen task as well.